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The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World Paperback – March 3, 2009
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The most important advice I got from the book is to love the people you serve. There is no higher calling, no matter how you accomplish this.
I am starting my own WUP and am re-reading the book. I highly recommend Radical Edge!
The best line in the book was, "If you live in this world without ever attempting to change it, you will have sold a ruby for the price of Spam."
While I did not like the style or the means of presenting the concepts or the ideas, I totally agree with his philosophy. We all need to do whatever we can to change the world.
1- "If you assume that you can learn from anyone—if you assume that you must learn from everyone—then everyone becomes a great teacher for you. Even if someone's a slime-sucking scumbag of a leech they qualify for greatness if you can learn something from them."
2- "Scan—just like you were a computer scanner. Your scanner just copies; it doesn't comment, it doesn't offer an opinion, it doesn't tell you you're stupid for time on that photo of the girl you met while v all were dancin' on the bar at Jimmy Love's. Just scan your environment and record what you see. Scan the bestseller lists and notice what people are reading; scan the magazine racks and pick up publications that don't interest you—like, I dunno, The Tattoo Review or Graffiti Today, scan the weekly TV-show rankings; scan the headlines of the daily paper in 20 different cities; scan the room that you're sitting in; scan the crowd as you're toolin' down the street during your lunch break. Then, every so often, write down what you're seeing in your WUP. Write down your observations of subcultures that are entirely alien to you and trends in the tastes of the popular culture. Capture little idea-snapshots of natural, political, and social phenomena. Scan, scan, scan. Look at everything going on around you and write your observations in the pad...After collecting your observations for a while you stop, read it over, and give it some reflection. What are the implications of this? What can I earn from that? Why are so many people doing X, and what might that mean for all of us?...Talk About it...With everyone...Or everyone that matters, anyway. Talk about your observations and ideas with your team, for example.Read more ›
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Start with Farber's The Radical Leap and then move on to The Radical Edge. Some of the same beloved characters reappear and you will not want to miss out on falling in love with... Read morePublished 2 months ago by A_men
I just completed The Radical Edge by Steve Farber (the Farbinator), tonight.
The Radical LEAP! Read more
I loved the book. It tells the story but does it in a way that teaches principals of leadership. Great way of teaching people on how to improve and grow.Published on January 9, 2014 by Tony Speirs
An excellent follow up to the Radical Leap. Farber has a way of making leadership seem attainable and not so scary.Published on January 9, 2009 by Kiley
This weekend I picked up Steve Farber's The Radical Edge.
I really enjoyed the simplicity of this book. Read more
The company I worked for bouught and read this book. It was highly enlightening and helpful to give you insight and suggestions on how to improve your work environment and personal... Read morePublished on May 13, 2007 by Nancy A. Hedrick
One of the best management books I've read; it's a quick read; it's an enjoyable read; it's an enlightening readPublished on March 27, 2007 by D. Woods
This book is all about changing one's life for the better, and it does just that. I felt like I was part of a great enterprise simply by reading along. Read morePublished on August 10, 2006 by Michael R. Behre
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and recommend it highly.
The Tools offered (the WUP concept) and encouragement to "Change the World" (in the most practicable of ways)... Read more